Staff Meetings

Less meetings, think tanks, glossy strategies (many of which sit on the shelf collecting dust) and more action. There was an article in the national press recently headed "how meetings cost millions". It also stated that many meetings were "unnecessary". Also there should only be absolutely necessary, relevant, courses and lectures to keep up competencies. I was at a seminar a few years ago as to how to save money in the DHSS, as it was then.  It was held at the Villa Marina and many top civil servants together with many staff from various areas of the DHSS were there.  At the seminar, nurses said courses were put on and under subscribed so they were told they had to go on them even though often the course was irrelevant to their particular work, just to make up the numbers. That meant they were pulled away from doing their daily work for an unnecessary course.  That seminar I attended must have been a costly day with the hire of venue, cost of wages for those attending etc but would have been beneficial if ideas had been looked into as hopefully they will be in the SAVE campaign.  However, there should have been follow up meetings which died a death and thereby any ideas lapsed - what a waste but sadly not unexpected and indicative of what often happens in Government.


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by MelindaIOMGov on May 10, 2017 at 12:23PM

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